- NEXT BROADCAST 31/10/2017 (18:00 CEST)
LAFIDKI, ORIOLE, MARTA SMILGA & EDWARD D-TECH
LAFIDKI is the moniker of Saphy Vong, who has been releasing experimental electronic since 2008, was born in a refugee camp in Phanat Nikhon (Thailand) to Cambodian refugees parents. Theses last tracks were released via Orange Milk records (Foodman, Kate NV, Ashley Paul..).He later founded Chinabot, an asian diasporic experience. LAFIDKI is a sound artist and conceptual collagist who performs around the world. His music is an confluence of ideas, synthesising multiple underrepresented histories, geographies, musical genres and cultural signifiers into compelling, colourful sonic material that packs contemporaneous dancefloor weight. Chinabot is his first album and a major step for the artist, with an emphasis on sparse arrangements of digital electronics. Following 1 year of touring Asia, LAFIDKI began to incorporate influences from the evolving beat scene in the east to his organic sounds of acoustic instrumentation to create a blend of tonal and rhythmical minimalism.Chinabot is a concept album who features guest appearances from Asia.
MARTA SMILGA & EDWARD D-TECH
Marta SmiLga is the project of Līga Smirnova, Riga based musician who lives for electronic music. Using her collection of modular synths and electronic instruments she generates deep and immersive cosmic soundscapes that drag you into their gravitational field, like matter to a black hole.
Edward D-Tech is a multi-instrumentalist, professional music composer and a teacher in Latvian Academy of Arts as well as a trained electronics engineer. He has done quite a few pieces of music, narration, recordings, foley and voice acting for motion picture soundtrack, as well as for animation. He plays piano, keyboards, electronic signal sources, trash percussion or anything else that makes a sound when interacted with. D-Tech’s performances usually are rare occasions, but when playing he uses various midi gear.
ORIOLE & LINDA KONONE
Oriole is one of Latvia’s most renowned beat-makers. He is part of the “Dirty Deal Audio” beat-maker collective and one of the founders of their electronic music label. He’s been passionate about creating music since 2002, which is also when he first started producing. Initially he only used hispersonal computer, but now incorporates analog synthesizers, drum machines, samples, percussion and his own vocals. Oriole has been nominated in the category of best electronic album at the Latvian National Music Awards three years in a row (2012-2014) and his instrumental releases have been succesful and critically acclaimed. In 2013 Oriole created the soundtrack for the feature film Sēņotāji (Mushroomers).
Linda Konone lives and works in Riga, Latvia. She has studied Audio Visual Communication Art and Electro-acoustic sound in Latvia and abroad. She primarily works with video, animation and live audio visual performances. Water happens to be the biggest inspiration for her works. In her work, Linda Konone engages with the interactivity of movement and image. She has worked with the artist Raimonds Tiguls and the group 1/2H 1/2W at previous Skaņu Mežs festivals. Their last audiovisual project, REAL, was created in collaboration with choreographers from Poland and the musician Marcik Butler.
Dee works predominantly in the medium of computer graphics, including 3D modeling. Dee currently is getting a BFA in Digital Visualization. Her visuals have a unique style by creating a disturbing yet appealing atmosphere, where technology interacts with the dark side of nature.